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Mary Gray, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at American University, will give a special public lecture titled “Don’t Say No! A Mathematician’s Journey into Human Rights” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 via Zoom. Professor Gray researches and applies statistics and law to address human rights and equity throughout the world. Early in her career, she co-founded and served as first president of the Association for Women in Mathematics. Among her many honors, she has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring, the Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society, and honorary degrees from three institutions. Dartmouth’s own AWM Student Chapter is sponsoring this very special public event.
In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani electrified the world mathematical community by becoming the first woman, and also the first Iranian, ever to win the Fields Medal, the highest prize in mathematics. Sadly, she passed away only three years later at the age of 40. Her birthday, May 12, has been named an annual international day of celebration of women in mathematics. Secrets of the surface, the Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani is a very recent film of George Csicsery. Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, it presents both Maryam Mirzakhani's brilliant mathematical vision and her vibrant life as mathematician, inspiring teacher/mentor, and mother.
First view the film at a time of your convenience, then join the informal online discussion:
Discussion May 15, 4:30 p.m. EDT https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/95857664713 Meeting ID: 958 5766 4713
Asma Hassannezhad (University of Bristol), an Iranian woman in mathematics, and attendees will discuss the film and share their perspectives.
To gain access to the film, which has not yet been publicly released, please go to the request for screening authorization and fill in the form. After putting in your contact information please select “Individual” under “Type of Screening” as well as the date (on or before May 15) on which you’d like to view the film. Under Organizer name please put Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Carolyn Gordon.